Report writing

Euen Semple

A friend recently had to produce a report at work. A tight deadline caused significant stress, and an important topic meant that it felt like it mattered. However when asked if they thought anyone would read it the reply was — no. I so clearly remember, in my first managerial job, being faced with a blank page in Word and the expectation that I would generate dozens of pages filled with — I knew not what.

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The MIT Work of the Future Report

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The world now stands on the cusp of a technological revolution in artificial intelligence and robotics that may prove as transformative for economic growth and human potential as were electrification, mass production, and electronic telecommunications in their eras,” said the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future in its recently released interim report. The final report will be issued after conducting additional research over the next year.

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February Report: Trains

Nine Shift

H ere's our February Report: Trains. We move closer to the end of our story. Society enters fully into the new economic age of the Knowledge Society of the 21st Century, and the countdown begins. . World. Trains are gaining on cars. -Eurostar is adding another train from London to the continent, promoting the train's 80% less pollution as a way to save the human race (it is). The Netherlands announced a 2040 plan to connect its 9 biggest cities with trains leaving every 10 minutes.

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February Report: War Against Boys

Nine Shift

A few more positive stories about boys this month. Society still firmly anti-boy and the young men are still dying. One of the boys we mentor/help just lost his best high school friend to despair. suicide by intentional overdose). So yeah, we got some skin in this game. HARD TO DENY -Some feel-good stories about boys and young men saving lives, delivering babies, buying carnations for all the girls and teachers at their high school, and more.

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February Report: New Green Deal

Nine Shift

Top story of the month: New Green Deal. Old people say there's no ROI in saving the human race, informing their grandchildren they won't make it past 2200. Sorry, kids, it's just too expensive for the world's richest country to save the human race. . But Gen Y is not buying the cost. They are seeing the benefits. The New Green Deal, like all movements initiated by young people (civil rights, peace, women's, gay, etc.) is said to be just not practical.

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MOOC Research Initiative: Reports Released

George Siemens

I’m pleased to announce that the reports from the MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) are now available. In the spirit of useful science , each grantee was asked to provide a one sentence overview of their research findings. I enjoyed working on this grant. The traditional method of exploring a knowledge domain takes years. With MOOCs, given their rapid development, this didn’t seem feasible.

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Informal Learning Research Report

Jane Hart

Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The results show that there are nowmany interpretations of the term informal learning – from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning. The main informal learning activities […]. Social learning

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The Horizon Report 2011

Jane Hart

Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The Horizon Report 2011 (PDF The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less. Electronic Books. Mobiles. Time to adoption: Two to Three Years. Augmented Reality. Game-based Learning. Time to adoption: Four to Five Years. Gesture-based Computing.

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eLearning Reports: 3 LMS Metrics That Indicate Course Effectiveness

TOPYX LMS

eLearning LMS LMS ReportingLMS learners waste up to 40 percent of their time due to "frustrating experiences" with online courses, per eLearning Industry. 1 This statistic indicates that many eLearning courses aren’t as effective as they should be, but measuring the effectiveness of each course exactly can be a complex process.

The Silent Revolution: Latest Telecommuting Growth Report

Nine Shift

The latest report out is that: *43 percent of workers now say they spent at least some time working remotely, up 4 percent from 2012. The share that reported working 4-5 days a week rose from 24% to 31% today. It is the silent revolution in society. No one is supposed to talk about telecommuting still growing. Flexible scheduling and work-from-home opportunities play a major role in an employee's decision to take or leave a job. Americans are working MORE from home.

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Reporting back for service

Dave Snowden

I'm in danger of having a whole month without blog posts, so just as August draws to a close I thought I had better get my act together! It has been a frantic and stressful, closing our financial year (we continue to make a profit but its been hard work with the recession) and my first full Diabetes tests being the main events. The latter was stressing me but I am pleased to say all blood levels are now normal and I have lost 35lb in just over three months.

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Circumvention Report

David Weinberger

Hal Roberts, Ethan Zuckerman, and John Palfrey have released a careful report they wrote in 2007 about the tools and techniques for circumventing filtering of sites. From the announcement of the report’s publication: The authors find that all of the tools use the same basic mechanisms of proxying and encryption but that they differ in their models of hosting proxies. Responses from developers of the tools in question are included in the report.

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Workshop report

Dave Snowden

An all day workshop today as a build in to the ARK KM conference here. A good turn out, many people I know well plus some new people. We looked at the current situation surrounding KM. I was also charged to give people some experience of complex facilitation techniques, so I explained what I was doing as I went along. I promised to post the sequence so here it is: Working in four groups, Future Backwards as an exercise on the current and possible future states of KM.

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Report: The Future of Back-to-School

Ross Dawson

I am currently in Toronto to launch a report commissioned by Visa Canada on The Future of Back-to-School. As noted in the announcement of the report : In a recent survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Visa Canada, 52 per cent of Canadian parents with children aged 5-16 found back-to-school preparations to be stressful for them and their families, second only to the Christmas or winter holiday season.

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Evidence for benefits: Towards Maturity Report

Clark Quinn

An organization that I cited in the Revolution book, Towards Maturity , has recently released their 2015-2016 Industry Benchmark Report , and it’s of interest to individuals and organizations looking for real data on what’s working, and not, in L&D. The report has a number of useful sections, including documenting the current state of the industry, guidance for business leaders on expectations, on listening to learners, and on rethinking the L&D team.

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Tech for Peace report

David Weinberger

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A client report

Dave Snowden

This is a growing area of work for us with a lot of organisations frustrated by complex reports with lots of figures but no context. One of the things I like about this report is the mix of inductive and abductive results. One of the things about narrative work using SenseMaker® is that you are often dealing with material, especially the results which cannot be shared.

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Media reports its reaction as news…again

David Weinberger

And with headlines like the one in USAToday, the circle is complete: the media reporting on the media’s coverage as if they were actually reporting an event. Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip. That’s the headline in USAToday. It’s typical of the news coverage of the Secret Service scandal before the President arrived in Colombia. Let me fix that for you: Media’s decision to focus on the Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip.

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[shorenstein] Farnaz Fassihi on Reporting from the Middle East

David Weinberger

I’m at a Shorenstein lunchtime talk where Farnaz Fassihi is giving a talk titled “Reporting from the Middle East.” She was a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger on 9/11. “How we approach reporting has significantly changed” since she first went to Afghanistan she says. ” As a result, reporting is less original than before: when all the journalists are covering Syria from Beirut, they’re using the same Youtube feeds, tweets, etc.

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LMS Reporting Best Practices: What is your company missing?

TOPYX LMS

The leading cause of dissatisfaction with LMS systems, according to a survey conducted by the Brandon Hall Group¹ is poor LMS reporting functionality. LMS LMS Reporting LMS FeaturesCompanies are spending more and more every year on training and development. However, dissatisfaction with learning management systems is widespread.

Berkman report on circumvention tools

David Weinberger

The Berkman Center has released a new report on the use of tools to circumvent restrictions on the Internet imposed by countries that control their citizens’ access to the Net. Here is a brief summary from the email announcing the report: In this report, the authors use a variety of methods to evaluate the usage of the first three of these four types of tools to test two hypotheses.

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Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: A report from Egypt

David Weinberger

Here is an email Nagla Rizk sent to the Berkman mailing list. I’m posting it with her permission. When we stormed the streets last January, we chanted “Aish, Horreya, Adala Egtema’eya” (“Bread, Freedom, Social Justice”). We knew exactly what we wanted: a better livelihood for all. At the time, Egypt was experiencing high rates of economic “growth”, a superficial sign of positive economic performance that did not trickle down to the masses.

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Pew Report Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was interviewed some time ago ( here's how I responded , in full) for a Pew report on the future of the internet , which has now come out. I am one of the people featured in the report. The report is being picked up, and I am quoted by Fast Company and ReadWriteWeb.

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New Horizon Report: Alan Levine – Mindmap

Clark Quinn

This evening I had the delight to hear Alan Levine present the New Media Consortium’s New Horizon Report for 2011 to the ASTD Mt. Diablo chapter. As often happens, I mindmapped it. Their process is interesting, using a Delphi approach to converge on the top topics. For the near term (< 1 year), he identified the two major technologies as ebooks and mobile devices (with a shoutout for my book : very kind).

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4 Ways to Use LMS Reports that Businesses Don’t Know About

TOPYX LMS

Of all learning management system features, LMS reporting is the most effective at helping administrators refine training to drive business results. LMS reports can also help companies calculate an accurate ROI for training, spot problems early on in a training program and give facilitators and learners helpful feedback. LMS Reporting

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End of year report

Dave Snowden

We've now published a revised version of it as an annual report and it makes for good reading. At our Christmas party in Singapore a few weeks ago, Angelina put together a slide set about the various events over the last year here in Cognitive Edge. It gives some idea of the growth in our network and the increasing number of projects as SenseMaker™ matures as a product. You can also see the smiling (or less so in my case) faces of the team.

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New Report: #AI4Giving – Unlocking Generosity with Artificial Intelligence

Beth Kanter

We look forward to upcoming events that dive further into our report’s findings and exploring ways that nonprofits can benefit from AI to increase and deepen support for their efforts. Please sign up to download the report and share it with others.

2011 Social Media for Learning Report

Jane Hart

Yesterday, the E-Learning Guild announced the release of this report, in which Jane Bozarth analyzes eLearning Guild research on the latest trends in adoption and usage of social media for learning. ” This report is free for all paid members of The eLearning Guild. “Weaving connections between data and individual interviews, Jane also discusses organizational challenges and concerns about social media, and offers suggestions to overcome them.”

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NPR Reporting of the Debt Default

Nine Shift

"There's a lot of interest in the Rupert Murdoch story here in the UK," the British reporter told his American interviewer, adding, "That's because our politicians aren't destroying our economy like yours are." Weak embarrased laugh from the American radio host.

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Unlock your potential with Towards Maturity’s 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report

Jane Hart

Today, Towards Maturity released their 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report: Unlocking Potential: Releasing the potential of the business and its people through learning. I was honoured to be asked to write the Foreword to this year’s, and I am reproducing it here in order to provide a taster of what you will find in the full report and encourage you to get hold of a copy for yourself and unlock your own potential!

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The Irony of The New Times Reporting on "Knowledge Jobs"

Nine Shift

The New York Times has only used the term "knowledge jobs," according to its own search engine, a total of four times. And, if you read the last paragraph in this post: Plus, oh my, the irony! Last month The New York Times used, probably for the first time, the term "knowledge jobs" in a front page story. . Knowledge jobs" are the entire, totality of economic prosperity for post-industrial countries in this century. And yet. AND YET.

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Online communities learn new practices, report higher ROI

Dion Hinchcliffe

The growing trend of supporting the activities and strategic objectives of a business through digital communities continued to mature and gain refinements this year. Better integration across the board and real measures of ROI are a hallmark

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Online communities learn new practices, report higher ROI

Dion Hinchcliffe

The growing trend of supporting the activities and strategic objectives of a business through digital communities continued to mature and gain refinements this year. Better integration across the board and real measures of ROI are a hallmark. Collaboration

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eLearning Guild Mobile Learning Research Report now available

Clark Quinn

I’ve had my head down on a couple of projects, but I can now announce one of them: the eLearning Guild’s Mobile Learning Research Report is now available. In this report, author Clark Quinn begins his examination of mobile learning by establishing a foundation with some context and a discussion of devices and major categories of application. The report is free for all paid members of the eLearning Guild, with plenty of other benefits.

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Are You Missing Crucial Insights from Your LMS Reports?

TOPYX LMS

One of the key features of a learning management system is reporting and analytics. LMS reporting tells you who is using your system and how they are using it. This information can go a long way toward helping you optimize corporate online learning programs. LMS Implementation Online Learning

Dr. Watson, Please Report to the Health Care System

Andy McAfee

And since Watson is constantly trolling the Web, he would perhaps bring to my attention a case report published the previous night in a Swedish journal describing a new interaction between two of the drugs my patient is taking. Physician, professor, and novelist Abraham Verghese wrote a recent op-ed in the New York Times in reaction to the news that IBM is working with the universities of Columbia and Maryland to adapt Watson , the Jeopardy!

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Learnlets » ILS report update (please)!

Clark Quinn

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A newspaper progress report, sort of

Doc Searls

So I’m visiting the original ten, with my own brief progress report on each, to the degree I’ve kept track. Encourage reporters and editors to write linky text. Back in October, 2006 I posted Newspapers 2.o , listing ten “hopefully helpful clues&# for papers hoping to adapt to a world that would only get more and more of its news online. I ran the same list in August 2007, adding an eleventh suggestion.

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[shorenstein][liveblog] Phillip Martin on reporting poverty, and Boston’s racist image

David Weinberger

He is a Boston-based investigative reporter who (says Alex Jones) “tries to explain the city to itself.” A labor reporter (Steve Orr [?]) He was reporting on the UAW and plants closing across Detroit. The coverage by this reporter did jibe with what Phillip saw happening and what his cousin Cyrus said about his experience working in an auto plant. Phillip started talking with this reporter about journalism.

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Why women don’t report sexual harassment

Mind Hacks

Woodzicka (Washington and Lee University) and Marianne LaFrance (Yale) report an experiment reminiscent of Milgram’s famous studies of obedience to authority. The study, reported in the Journal of Social Issues in 2001, involved the following (in their own words): we devised a job interview in which a male interviewer asked female job applicants sexually harassing questions interspersed with more typical questions asked in such contexts. Julie A.

Why women don’t report sexual harassment

Mind Hacks

Woodzicka (Washington and Lee University) and Marianne LaFrance (Yale) report an experiment reminiscent of Milgram’s famous studies of obedience to authority. The study, reported in the Journal of Social Issues in 2001, involved the following (in their own words): we devised a job interview in which a male interviewer asked female job applicants sexually harassing questions interspersed with more typical questions asked in such contexts. Julie A.

Berlin cognitive science safari: report

Mind Hacks

So I’m back from my time in Berlin at the BMW Guggenheim Lab. As announced previously , I was there to give a talk about how perception works, and how cities control our perception. If you’re a regular mindhacks.com reader nothing I said would have been earth-shattering – it was a tour through some basics of perception and attention. I’ll just highlight two points: Perception is about meaning.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Three and a half years ago, the Danes wrote a report on public libraries in the knowledge society, and went looking for partnerships, which is unusual for the Danes, says Knud. Knud Schulze, manager of the main library in Aarhus , Denmark and Jne Kunze of the People’s Lab in Denmark are giving talks, hosted by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. Here are his slides. ). NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.

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